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of the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate in health care law and various decisions on immigration and drug law. virginia republican bob goodlatte chairs the committee. we will have live coverage when they start. just a couple of news items on the industry should secretary of state, john kerry is in brussels. he's joining the diplomats around the world in hopes of persuading afghan manners to let troops remain in afghanistan beyond 2014, hamid karzai had signing the status of forces agreement. in washington, "the associated press" that the consumer finance watchdog is expanding its oversight of sallie mae and other companies. a rule issued today by the consumer financial protection bureau extends that agencies supervision to non-companies that have lenders. the cfp be overseas banks and service student loans, but most of the end from the white house, president obama will focus on the benefits of the health care law he will be flying by the white house says have benefited from the overhaul. he will remind american fork discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. we'll
pains to clarify the president's duty is to implement the law in good faith and to exercise reasonable care with the word take care in doing so. the fact is that scholars on both left and right can' concors broadly worded phase to handle with fidelity to all including indeed the constitution. as a legal and practical matter, the president's phase in of the employer mandate and other provisions as well with the job description so is the program for the childhood arrivals. i'm not going to go into that now but the congressman explained why that's true and in my written statement, we do so also. i have to say one quick word about what i know my good friend and frequent partner michael cannon is going to focus on, and that is his theory and he gets a lot of credit for picking it up and marketing it. his theory that the tax credits and subsidies must be available, that they are on the available to americans who have been living in states that have set up their own exchanges. i can't go into detail on this. in the questioning perhaps i will be able to do that, but if there is a few phrases i
of the health care law. this is an hour 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. i called this meeting to order. as we are all well aware the health care law requires businesses that employ 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees to offer health insurance or pay an employer mandate penalty or a tax. a critical issue is the definition of employee but equally important is the issue of which and how many employees are it should be to to the business. the answer may be simple for one business with a single owner however when an individual shares ownership of multiple entities or when a business has multiple owners the answer is less clear. today we will examine the process of determining whether businesses are considered single or multiple entities under the health care law, which requires business owners to aggregate employees and could subject the business to the obamacare employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent business, 39% of small businesses with 20 or more employees on at least 10% of one or more other bus
to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws and they will conclude that neither are they. that is a very dangerous sort of thing where the president to do to wantonly ignore the laws, to try to impose obligation upon people that the legislature did not approve -. >> thank you, chairman. professor lazarus, made a statement about, at least i invert about this being political, i want to assure you that i left a lucrative law practice to come to congress in 2011 because i continually see the eroding of the constitution. is what protects us. so i'm not here for the pomp and circumstance, for the notoriety or to promote my career. i'm here because i'm concerned about the future of my children and the constitution to want to make that perfectly clear. number two, you may become it, and again, i invert that -- i inferred that the intent, intent wasn't an issue or was an issue in part of the affordable care act. and i don't want to get in to the details of that but i find that interesting that you made intent the issue when the speaker of the house at that time, nancy pel
they passed the law and implemented it, the target of the young people were not signing on. and then later on they did enroll into the health affordable care act. so we believe that type of trend that we saw in massachusetts will be seen throughout the country. >> can i answer yours? okay. you know, so for my own personal situation, i'm in one of the rural areas with very high health insurance. and low -- lower income. our county has about 99,000 as a population with an average household income of middle 40,000s. as i struggle to provide more health insurance and they aggregate the businesses to make it -- you know, if i can stay under that 50, i will. it will be extremely expensive for me. in the meantime, to absorb a 40% to 44% health insurance increase, it would be much easier for me to put my employees out on the exchange. it's a lot cheaper for them to provide that than for me to absorb that additional cost within my small profit margins anyway. so thank you. >> i would just comment that if the additional cost of adding each employee would be approximately $4,000 to provide insurance
workable. i remind my republican colleagues that the affordable care act is the law and has been the law of the land for four years. and it was upheld by the supreme court. as democrats have predicted for months, enrollment in the affordable care act exchanges is picking up speed as we approach the new year. as americans learn more about the benefits of this law, more and more of them are logging on to shop for affordable quality insurance through the state and national exchanges. the rollout of the national affordable care act was rocky, to say the least, when it came out. congress had to make crucial improvements to other landmark programs such as social security and medicare when they were first enacted as well. these big legislative deals can have some wrinkles in them. it doesn't mean social security is bad. it doesn't mean that medicare is bad. it means they're hard to get started, and it's just the same as obamacare. but now i repeat, mr. president, many of the major problems with the health care law have been fixed hundreds of thousands of americans are logging on every day to re
, there has been on the books a law which will expire at midnight tonight that has protected us from weapons going through detectors that are not made of metal that the detectors can't detect, and of course not only are we talking about government buildings and other secure facilities but clearly we're talking about airports as well. and so now computer technology has advanced to the point ever since we had that old law that you can actually with a computer, through a 3-d processing, laying down plastic layer upon plastic layer, you can create a weapon, a weapon that cannot be detected with most of the detectors that we have today. that old law needs to be updated, but apparently there are those who do not want it updated. and so as a last gasp, we are appealing to the senate before the stroke of midnight tonight, when this law is erased, to continue the old law that will at least go after the plastic type weapons, plastic guns of which their manufacturer is required that they have some part of metal in them in order to detect them. but the technology has surpassed that. they can now manufac
. cetera. surveillanceyou served as president of the american civil liberty union. she's a professor of law at brooklyn law school as well. edward snowden in that parlor game hero or goat? >> guest: my usual response, peter, when people want to talk about snowden. my first response is to say instead of talking about the messager, should we talk about the problem? and i think snowden has done us a great favor. he said the reason he wanted to start releasing some of the documents so the american people could make the decision about whether they think we have gone too far. or whether they are too many costs? i think that's in fact discussion we're now having. i think his strategy worked. the american people are being informed. because one of the things we learn is not even just that the government was spying in ways i was already describing in my book, but that we had in the fisa court we had secret law. there was law that the court was making that the american people couldn't find out what the law was. to me, it really went too far. >> host: is there anything in the patriot act you agree with
were just out there pimping ourselves and the law practice the blog would be very different and much less successful. how well it does or doesn't right now really turns on the fact that people don't perceive it as something that's out there trying to sell you something or to develop the some advantage for our law practice and i do think tony raises a really important set of issues that should be discussed and that is, okay, but can you truly have it both ways? can you practice in front of the supreme court, right, and your professional success there depends on your credibility with the justice and at the same time run an institution that is going to truly cover the supreme court? and truly be able to describe it warts and all? and how is it that you navigate that sort of thing if you want to really call yourself a journalistic institution? because that dilemma will repeat itself too potentially. if you're an expert in physickings, if you're an expert in plumbing there are lots of things you can talk about and write about and cover where you don't face the dilemma of really pissing so
for the first time when reference block when for the first time guarantees in law that gives the rules of the european change if there's more transfer from this european union. there will be a referendum. that is to position my party believes in. that is our guarantee referendum will take place when it is determined. i understand this part is having a debate which is now changing that position. my party, however, will stick to what we legislate for in the summer of 2011. >> my friend wanted to know whether the british tax paper values the money, yes or no? >> our judgment is yes, that easy as it might become easy but might be to make judgments about the value of the company, according to price in the market on any one day, we on this issue as on so many others are determined to take a long-term view, not score short political points. >> sir, peter bone. >> mr. speaker, hasn't the acting prime minister been outstanding today? i think you are listening on the radio you would have thought he was a right angle member for whitney. now, i think he's turning into a tory. can i test that theor
, taking care that the laws be faithfully execute, the core of that requirement is non-discriminatory enforcement. >> mr. lazarus, do you want to add any to this, perhaps not? mr. cannon, would you like to add any to this. >> i would like to ask, isn't the nuclear regulatory commission -- >> i'm going to reclaim my time, mr. lazarus. before i get to you, mr. cannon, i want to use my last minute with mr. rosencrans. you said that, in extreme instances impeachment would be appropriate to address, you know, one of these transgressions. we sues -- used example, declaring war without congressional authorization. on scale of one to 10, that being a 10 as necessitating impeachment proceedings, we've related off six instances where the president has exceeded his constitutional authority. i would add a 7th in there on the, what he is doing with our drug laws and manned tore minimums and insistence that prosecutors not charge all the relevant facts. out of any of these seven, where do, which ones rise to the beat of most egregious and would any of them trigger what you would thin
to exercise reasonable doubt. that's an error of law. it really depends on the convergence of both an inexperienced corps of new readers who don't have the freedom to exercise their judgment when it's necessary. if you were to sort of compartmentalized in the knowledge, it depends on how you run it. if they are allowed to exercise that qualitative deliberative thought process as we look at these claims in these compartmentalized thinners of excellence, then it would work. i don't think that's necessarily it. just give them the ability to make decisions in exercising good judgment and having rules dictated as a quality of review standard. >> thank you. first of all, i think the asset the fairness is time. if we set up lanes and their pressure to go real fast, it won't matter if they're the most knowledgeable people on the planet. secondly, you are taking the veterans claim away from his local representative. the american legion or others of his organizations representative in boise, idaho, is not going to have access to the file or to you with the raiders if the case goes to denver.
. this was found to be a violation of antitrust laws in the early part of the century, similarly for a group -- a publishers association that grew increasingly upset because there was a great deal of price slashing in books sold -- their books sold by the major department stores like macy's. and they set in motion a kind of price fixing activity that covered both copyrighted and uncopyrighted works. they were knocked down by the supreme court for antitrust publishing. one thing i would add is that to the extent this could become a large-scale phenomenon, i think it would run up against strong antitrust law that might step it down. they're not going to sue chef so-and-so for participating in chef a with chef be and probably not sue robin williams for recognizing the in formal rights of some other stand up comedian. but if i got larger i think would run up against an antitrust problem. [inaudible] >> thank you. how are you? [inaudible conversations] >> booktv is on facebook. like us to interact with guests and viewers. facebook.com/tv. >> you are watching c-span2 with politics and public affai
contentious, emotional law when it passed. and i think many of us who work closely with indigenous populations and different triable organizations have found we've gotten much better at communicating with each other about the process. part of the problem is that remains will be swept off and hidden behind closed doors and who knew what went on. we have more interaction with the elders, triable groups, bringing them in to see with a we're doing. i've actually worked in cases where they burn sage or insisted that blessings of those of us doing the analysis occur before and after. being an anthropologist, i'm totally cool with that. it's great. and again, communication. coming from working in human rights cases, as opposed to domestic cases. we tend to work at the medical examiners, you don't see the work we do kind of behind the scenes. when we're on the ground, in these human rights cases, reoften interacting closely with families and relatives. i think those of us that have done that are much more comfortable working with indigenous population and different cultural practices. i think we've dn
miranda under the terror laws, it's apparent from the witness statement that the government knew then or i would say they knew already that we discussed the use of names with a cabinet secretary when he visited us in mid-june. so it's been six months when it was apparent that have been names in these documents. i told the cabinet secretary personally we are sharing this material with "the new york times." on july 22 i did the editor of "the new york times" phone number, e-mail address and stephen engelbert from propublica. not once in six months -- >> you can guarantee and often a difficult you can guarantee you're telling this committee you can guarantee the security of all these names of these officers? >> your original question was the copy "the new york times" has to i believe that is being held securely, yes. >> all the copies to anything under your control. have you guaranteed that these names will not leak out? >> i can only talk about the copies under the joint control of "the guardian" and "the new york times" and i can say -- >> you can guarantee it? both the criticism -- >> i ju
sponsored the patrick leahy law and that prohibits the department of state and defense to provide military aid to foreign military and police forces that engage and violate human rights. and he never stops leading on an issue central to our mission at human rights first and that is refuge protection. and the act he sponsors elimina eliminates them from not having safe places to go. in 2009, he called for the creation of an independent investigation for torture after 9-11. he is a determined pragmatic person and an idealist who is less interested in making statements than change. he is willing and able to work with republicans on human rights and/or other -- and other issues -- he and rubio are trying to get the trafficking victims protection act. patrick leahy is now the longest serving u.s. senate and he is president pro-term of the senate. don't tell him that, because he thinks, and i think all of us in the room know it is true, that he is just getting started. ladies and gentlemen, i hope you will give a warm welcome to our keynote speaker, the honorable patrick leahy. [ applause ] >> t
. but years ago, you know, parties had a more significant role because the campaign finance laws were quite a bit different. unfortunately, the citizens united supreme court decision has really changed the impact that political parties have because now you have this unaccountable, opaque, corporate-infused invasion of corporate donations where they're drowning campaigns and candidates in unaccountable money, and it's really unfortunate. it's actually, puts campaigns up for sale even more than campaign finance left -- >> host: does that hurt the dnc and the rnc when it comes to fundraising? >> guest: no. i think we are -- i know at the dnc we've just had our best two months in online fundraising in our history, and that's particularly because i think people are really tired of the gridlock, tired of the tea party being allowed to control the agenda, shutting the government down, being willing to hold the economy hostage all in the name of getting their way on the issues that they care, you know, that matter to them like repealing the affordable care act. i think people look at them as irresp
the nuances of the of labor law with that complex political battle but to give some marvelous speeches with the french involvement algeria and how that u.s. should try to re-emerge in the cold war. the most compelling person that i expected and of course, had great contemporaries. head with a scoop jackson did was an interesting time. >> host: what was the relationship with lead did john said? >> guest: i spent time at the kennedy library at his file was thick with letters asking for better committee of sideman's. kennedy was the junior senator so he said the lot of letters asking for different committee assignments but johnson would put them away. said he appointed kennedy as third or force pitiers some type of harvard commissioned and then to say we're making period great progress. it was a competitive relationship but in the end he respected kennedy as the tough politician not heavy hitter on policy but compelling political figure. >> host: did president kennedy's senate career benefit him as president? >> he understood foreign policy issues very role with the good schooling yet dev
on the implementation of the dodd-frank regulations law. >> from age eight betty ford knew she wanted to do something with -- she put on skits and plays and that led to bennington vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards, her spiral notebooks where she kept notes. this is her organizer. hearing this period. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work for the powers modeling agency and then back to grand rapids again. and in it you will find a whole host of things that you would find just about any organizer. there are brochures on dance costumes. one of her sketches of the costume for one of the dance routines that she wanted to put on. here are again the choreography notes that she made for different dance routine so there's a whole wealth of material in here that talks about her love for dance and how deeply she was involved in it,, especially in her early years. wednesday at a house veterans affairs subcommittee looked at the backlog in processing veteran stability claims and deal
in britain. and it may have different laws and may threaten to sue my publisher in a back out. then, an international, the raiders organization invited me to come to think that i talked to members of the house of lords because they were rewriting defamation laws. and they had to go. so i am hopeful that we will deal to publish in the wind. you know, it was a consideration when i first talked to the editor of "the new yorker," well before paul haggis to that of the church can we talked about my interest in writing about scientology and we were mindful of the fact that coming in now, the church had, for instance, when "time" magazine did an exposÉ, scientology suit "time" magazine. they lost every step along the way, all the way to the supreme court. but it was the most expensive suit "time" magazine never defended. it took 10 years. i didn't want to put my magazine to that, nor did i want to spend 10 years making acquisitions. if you think there's a chilling effect, there is the chilling effect. but i think now, more people are writing about scientology. i want to commend you and yo
on the health care law and website. this is 40 minutes. or satellite provider. now, >> and for a closer look at the ongoing efforts to get the health care site working. we go to a health care reporter and ms. ethridge let's start with the briefing on fixing the federal exchange website. what was your takeaway from that? >> the department official health and human services think they have hit the deadline for making the website work for most people by november 30th. they have done a management overhaul. it is up and running most of time up from 43%. the error rate is down to 1% and the wait time is seconds. >> and we read a bit of this from the wall street journal today. obamacare mission accomplished. was this a mission accomplish type briefing there? >> it wasn't a mission accomplish thing because they did a huge emphasis on we have a lot of work to do. this is by no-means a perfect system. we have it to where we want it. but there is going to be problems and things need to be fixed. this is an ongoing process to make it work better and better. and they acknowledge parts of the website need
justice. i asked the va to correctly promptly applied the law and grant my claims second comes seeking justice of our veteran. in the audience today is her son who lost his father asked for a when he was 12. also in attendance today is my niece, sandra peterson, who is the daughter of a vietnam war veteran, who also died from agent orange poisoning. mr. chairman, i filed my claim in 1990. the same claim remains pending. i have waited 1600 days fda delays and denials. the va erroneously denied my claim seven times. for nearly 12 years, my claims that title at va because va did not respond to the notice of disagreement. the court of appeals for veterans claims returned my claim to the va three times based on errors, errors conceded by the va. i know va is waiting for me to die. without immediate attention my claim is destined to sit, idle for several more years as a way, hope and pray for resolution. my late husband, ronnie, was born in memphis, tennessee. on december 31, 1947. as a 19-year-old college student, he was drafted into the u.s. army. ronnie was deployed to the vietnam war in
who asked you environmental law far long time. please, do what you can to work with the administration. so we don't have overlapping of potentially inconsistent regulations. very frustrating for the public. we want it to be done responsibly and in a way people can understand. thank you for being here. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. peters. >> the gentle mab from arizona. >> thank you. i only had two things i wanted to walk through. everyone in the committee with us here yesterday. i'm sorry, you're going hear the same stheem again. the large data bases that are used particularly in things like pm10 which is a big deal in the desert, southwest we have the thing called dirt. without grass on it. so it really does affect our lives. down to the individual -- because you and i know with all other type of data. you are a social an throw polks when you were being vetted and doing your review of data. you got down to the line item. if there was something personal you do a nonidentifier number. you strip the personal data and put them up on websites where it's a egalitarian. if a c
is no stranger to historic moments. he started his law career at the clerk supreme court justice harry blackmun during the 1972 term on blackmun wrote the landmark roe v. wade decision. nearly 30 years later, president george w. bush appointed him commissioner of the ins. that was weeks before the attacks of september 11. he served as assistant secretary of the interior in the reagan edmonds ration ms urge annan said the united states senate. he was president and ceo of cross maps technology and is currently a senior fellow at the migration policy institute birth border control and security initiatives. as a board member of human rights first, we've been incredibly blessed with his with an expertise of which have been invaluable to us in navigating complex political challenges. please join me in welcoming board member, jim ziglar. [applause] >> thank you, lease for that very kind and generous introduction. excuse me. it is a particular pleasure and honor for me today to introduce the keynote speaker. senator patrick leahy from the great state of vermont. if a particular pleasure because i consi
will focus on an important intersection between dna and the law and that is in forensic genetics, forensic applications and i will illustrate some of the points with case studies in which dna has been used in forensic context. so our body is a marvelous collection of about 100 chilean cells and inside almost all of these cells is the nucleus of the cell here, we can find dna. the dna is organized along chromosomes. we can can observe these under microscope and if we look very closely at these chromosomes, received this double helix structure, the classic structure of the dna molecule. along the dna are these cases, a, c, t and g's that compose jeans. we humans have 21,000 genes. each gene encodes an important component of our body, an important protein or enzyme. so we can think of the dna is sequenced as the body's instruction manual. it's the shop annual or the human body. i will show you a little bit of sequence here. you can't read this. this is about 3000 dna bases, a very tiny proportion of our total dna sequence. in fact each of ourselves has about 3 billion dna base pairs. so what
and current law. the pell will be exposed to sequestration this includes the vantage point of your community college. >> that really is a good. >> 7% reduction, certainly is going to hurt them and it will still pay for all other classes and it will reduce the amount that they have for books and those are getting a little bit and byte on the cost of this and the students will certainly increase the borrowing that they are going to do in order to make up for the shortfall. >> exacerbates this policy of pushing these student loans and this is the best case scenario. and the other issue with budget funding is that it pushes up against deadlines were students and parents don't have a sure picture of how much they are getting when they are trying to make these college going decisions. >> i think it's important that we absolutely focus on the future. up to a 7% reduction as a result of sequestration, over a two-year period of time. is that correct? >> yes, that is correct. >> another issue that this committee has looked at is an idea that seems to have had great currency. on capitol hill. and this
decision made by a private company and dcms everybody by law to say that from anything in the payment arrangements between private health insurance plans and health care provided. but i do see them as we use the authority it has to which are adequate provided networks are this all medicare advantage plans 12 ensure beneficiaries havofaccess to health care serv. so let me ask you, since they are no longer part of the specific medicare advantage network, what suggestions would you offer them. my understanding is more than 90% of physicians in america are willing to accept new patients under the traditional medicare program. so it's moving to traditional medicare an option for them right now? >> moving back to the original medicare is an option right now are moving to another medicare advantage plan. it's orange than most of those positions and most of the hospitals or other providers that have been dropped from united or other managed care networks are in of the medicare advantage networks or are in as you said in the original medicare program. so this happens every year to some extent,
someone off of law rooftop who might not have water? do i go to this hospital where presumably they have supplies which they did, helicopters dropped off madison they needed. they have water, they have food. sometimes the helicopters came very slowly and these patients grew sicker and sicker and some staff grew very afraid. >> sheri fink, thousand people in the hospital when katrina hit. how many people were evacuated? >> what happened was through incredible work, creative thinking, literally doctors and staff members who went out and knew there were boats on trailers in the neighborhood and when water rose, they hot wired one of them, brought it back to the hospital and started getting able-bodied people out because dry ground was only eight blocks away. they could float them there, that would be a way to rescue them. they got people out that way, they got pets out that way and they started euthanizing pets because they felt we can't put them on a helicopter, trying to take patients and family members out but it turns out through creative thinking they were able to expand those resource
backgrounds, the best law schools in america they went to. they all have good work records. but they have objected to them. so, you know, madam president, my friend, who i have great admiration for, the senior senator from the state of tennessee, he has a stellar record, a governor of the state, a cabinet secretary, and he's been a very fine senator. but in his heart he knows what's going on here in the senate has been wrong. and he may criticize the majority leader for working to change the rules here, but, madam president, they've been changed before, they're going to be changed again. it simply is not working and who can complain about majority vote? who can complain about that? someone talks about this filibuster as if it's something that's engraifn someplace along -- graven someplace along with the ten commandments. but it's not in the constitution, it's something we've developed in the senate for rules. it helped to get legislation passed but my friend, the republicans the last number of years have used it to defeat legislation. so these nominations should have been approved, we sho
in particular. of -- that's why the president signed into law the small business jobs act of 2010. there are a whole range of components of the program that, you know, sba has implemented, that the u, da has implemented -- usda has impresented. at treasury we have three different pieces of that legislation. one was a small business lending fund. this was a program that invested $4 billion in community banks. these are the banks that do the lion's share or an outsized portion of the share of the lending to small and microbusinesses. because of that $4 billion investment in 332 institutions across the country, community banks and cdfi loan funds or community development loan funds, we are seeing positive returns for the taxpayer. so this is at no cost to the taxpayer, and we're also seeing that lending has increased by more than $10 billion. so you take that $4 billion investment, as a result the institutions have invested -- have loaned more than $10 million above and beyond the lending that they were doing beforehand. but that actually turns into around 41,000 new loans to small b
and options within the law. i understand that the restaurant industry has a unique makeup. what proposal does the coalition have to provide flexibility while upholding the law's goal of expanding insurance coverage i don't -- where do you see that? >> okay. i was referencing the regulation. >> i'm not familiar with about three i'm not familiar enough to speak to that. what i would like to speak to is you mentioned social security, to my generation and every generation behind us, what social security is known for his being a completely unsustainable program. i would also like to mention that we -- you and i got started with a 24 hour diner and had about ten or 12 employee and we spent all night turning it into a real business and there was nothing more we wanted them to build our business and added to it and i've been fortunate to have good advice from people over the years that have done similar things and what they have shared with me time and time again that turned out to be true in our case is every next step you take it harder than the step behind you and there is significant growth that
by a member of congress were senator and the bill isn't defined really to pass. the idea of writing the law isn't a hope that this is greatd to be good policy or change things. it's primarily introduced to milk the campaign donations or lobby contracts for family members and friends of the congressmen. for example you might introduce a bill that says we need to raise federal excise tax on large oil companies. you introduce that bill. what's going to happen when you introduce that bill? you are going to scare the daylights out of people in the business which is precisely what that bill was designed to do. they are going to come running to that office saying we are concerned about this bill. what's going on? and in the process they are going to start making donations and they may end up hiring family members of the legislator or former aides to serve as lobbyists. the milker bill of course can be reintroduced again next year and a year after and they can become a form of extraction that takes place and corporations in the basically paying protection money. the second technique is what you mig
washington, go back to grand rapids, practice law, had no money, make a little bit of money for the kids and so on, and intervening events played havoc with that, but they left washington to go to another destination. >> host: we talked about the struggles with alcohol when he was in the house of representatives. here's what she wrote about this in the white house years. the next problem got worse and my pills were always with me. still, i didn't not drink alcoholically in the white house. there was too much at stake. what little drinking we did was confined to camp david on a weekend or drinks upstairs before we went to bed. now she said the pills were always with me. how big a problem was this for her in her white house years? >> guest: you know, i don't know how to answer that. she's a circumstantial alcoholic, if there is such a thing, and as far as the pills are concerned, you mentioned 33 state dinners. she was in all of them, a vital host, and so i'm not sure that the problem really erupted when they left washington. i mean, it was a significant problem before the presidency, and
as ours, or our other allies in the developed world. so there is a thinking amongst intelligence and law enforcement circles that it's harder to perpetrate a plan, a lone wolf terrorist plot come in a place like india or any other country in south asia than there is in the developed world. there is an opportunity to study what's going on in terms of the lack of lone wolf terrorist attacks in other developing societies. the real possibility is we've seen time in and time out of terrorist attacks here. lastly i just want to be, i'm going to talk about radicalization. i want all of us to look at the carefully, what does radicalization into. what does al qaeda can we say bin laden is gone, al qaeda is the essentially damaged, we are kind of a little bit obsessed with the organization of al qaeda. the organizational structure of al qaeda. there is the ideology of course which we have been able to do much about. deradicalization imprisons and narrative for example, are important strategies to employ. then there are the outside movements which are still intact. if you like it the ideology -- lo
apartheid in which that kind of separation was imposed by law. and be as a result of that, predictable results. the only industry there is the drug industry which jonathan had come up in. his step dad was a big dealer, and he had run away to the streets. so he becomes, in a way, the story intended to explain to people why south africa's still such a violent place and what it is, the logic, that takes somebody who's a very decent kid with a big struggle with his moral conscience about what he will do and won't do. but we see him go fromming beina runaway, homeless runaway, to becoming a beggar, to becoming a thief and then an armed thief and worse. he becomes our window into how that happens for so many young south africans. >> and i'm curious, i mean, how were you able to win his trust the way you were? because he talks about things that could conceivably get him into great trouble. >> yeah. i think i had, you know, i had -- i know you've had this experience, too, where you go and see somebody, and you wonder how much of what they told you is true and whether you'll ever see them again
the minimum wage law and some of the fair labor standards act legislation in the 1930's. this legislation ensured that american workers would receive a minimum wage and work reasonable hours. we know what that's done for families in this country. we also know that the minimum wage hasn't even been close to keeping up with the cost of living, with inflation. we also know a number of other things, mr. president, about the minimum wage. minimum wage is now $7.25 an hour. many of -- many of minimum-wage workers working -- making $7.25 or $8 or $9 an hour -- less than we want to raise the minimum wage, too, so all would get a raise -- we know that many of those workers work in the fast-food industry. the c.e.o. of a fast-food corporation makes, we figure, about $8.7 million a year. while his average employees make something about around $19,000 a year. and i don't -- i'm not one of those that says, well, that's -- you know, they have to work a million hours to get to the $8 million a year, but just to put in perspective what's happened with wages. as wages for c.e.o.'s and for top management h
, and i.c.e. stepped in and law enforcement stepped in and broke up a huge pedophile ring operating under the cover of a terrible natural disaster. where it's been been it is cost-free, situational awareness, and it seems to me we need to say with one collective voice train flight atten cants, train all people. you mentioned earlier in your testimonies about how important it is that the police and others be well aware but this, you know, they have to move these individuals sometime somewhere with, and they usually use some type of public transportation. so if you might want to speak to that. and also -- because, again, i think now is the critical fades when, in a sense, tacloban was hermetically sealed by the typhoon with only the military coming in with c-and -- c-130s and the like, it was difficult for traffickers to bring anyone. now's the time to move in absolute earnestness to mitigate the possibility of young children, women being trafficked. if you might want to respond. >> first of all, i think it's great that -- to see the initiative taken and just the pushing to help stop traffi
women are equal before the law. they deserve the same rights, the same liberties, equal dignity end basically a philosophy of basic fairness. >> host: in your book "who stole feminism?: how women have betrayed women" you talk about the new feminism. what is the new feminism? >> the new feminism emerged especially in thes and 90s and is a hard-line version. i became a feminist in the 70s. i did not appreciate male chauvinism and believed in equality of opportunity. however, in the 80s and 90s, i was reading a feminist the arrests and feminist philosophers and there were furious that were so aggressive in their harshly anti mail. as i read these textbooks it was as if they were following the model women are from venus, are from hell. i didn't become a feminist to denigrate men. was a reverse chauvinism. we have antagonism to men. so i took exception to that. many other things. i found i even developed terms. i called myself and equity feminists, who once for women what she wants for every one. basic respect and equality. the other school law called gender feminism because they believe
administration's part on implementing the latest stage of the new law. it's not surprising the frustrations with the are at the all-time high. we know the frustrations run deeper than the most recent political battles. their frustration is rooted in their own daily battles fop make ends meet, to pay for college, buy a home, save for retirement. it's rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hay work, the deck stacked against them. it's rooted in the fear they kids won't be better off than they were. they may not follow the constant back and forth in washington or all the policy details. but they experience in a very personal way the relentless decades long trend that i want to spend some time talking about today. that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardizeed middle class america's basic bargain. if you work hard, you have a change to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. it's why i ran for president. it was the center of last year's campaign. it drives eve
. i recognize mr. abrams for five minutes. >> thank you. i've been involved in veteran's law for over 40 years. the va has faced huge backlogs before, and the va has had to deal with reducing the backlog claims faster, and almost every instance the error rate, especially the error rate for complex claims has gone up. you simply can't go too fast when you have complicated claims. the fist thing we have to talk about is what is a complex claim. some claims by their very nature are complicated. special monthly compensation traumatic brain injury. the regulation dealing with tbi is so complicated that some people call it the i did -- da vinci code. look at it sometime and you'll be impressed. some claims can be complex as they are developed by the va. or as evidence from the claimant comes in. ancillary issues arise, different theories of service connection come up they can become more difficult. and some claims more than a few and more than i like can become complicated because va error. and in those cases the v
question is, under law, ferc and deal we have joined authority. it's not real clear -- and d.o.e. -- how that authority if it all, is coordinated. madam chairwoman, is there any ad hoc protocol with the department of energy on how you review the permit process and how d.o.e. interviews just the fact that it's i in the national interest to do the exports? >> thank you for the question. it is a very important part of our work, and as commissioner clark said, we have 13 substantial applications pending. we primarily worked in our own lane, which is to review the environment and safety issues of the facilities. and d.o.e. reviews the actual national interest, national security issues with the export of the commodity. and so i think our staff communicates so we understand what our mutual status of our, but if we don't actually to my knowledge actually collaborate on the cases. we do our work and they do our work -- their work to my knowledge. >> is there any interest at the commission's level with some congressional legislative guidance on how that process should be coordinated, if at all? >>
on the current status of pell. and the current law, it is that pell will be exposed to sequestration with the next academic year. that could result in a cut to pell as much as 7%. and from the advantage point of your national organization from the advantage point of your community ledge. what impact would have a reduction in pell some $2.5 billion. what impact would it have on the students you deal with every day? >> that really is a good question. what we expect is going to happen the student that is fully pell, with a zero efc, 7% reduction certainly is going to hurt them. it will pay for all of their classes but reduce the amount they have for books. the more troublesome students are getting a little bit of pell. kind of mid pell range or right on the cusp of pell. they will increase the borrowing in order to make up for the shortfall. >> thank you. >> it is exacerbates a regressive policy of pushing low-income students in to loans. that's the best case scenario. the worst case is they stop out or drop out entirely. the other issue with budget funding is it pushes up against deadl
first question is under the law, ferc and the doe have joined the authority. it isn't clear how if at all it is coordinated. madam chair, is there any ad hoc protocol with the department of energy on how you review the permit process and how doe interviews the fact that it's an unnatural interest to do the exports? >> it is a very important part of our work and as commissioner clark said we have 15 substantial obligations pending. we primarily worked in our own lane to review the buyer net and safety issues of the facilities. doe reviews the actual national interest, national security issues with the export of the commodity. so i think our staff communicates so we understand what the mutual statuses are but we don't actually to my knowledge actually collaborate on the cases. we do our work and they do our work to my knowledge. >> is there any interest at the commission's level with some congressional legislative guidance on how that process should be coordinated if at all. >> i'm not aware of any undue delays in the process although we always welcome congressional guidance if we
tragic. his father, george's father and mother lived in florida -- george's father's mother-in-law who has alzheimer's. early in the month of february her alzheimer's medicine went awry and she was in desperate condition. the whole family flocked around her. she pulled through but the father has a heart attack. he gets out of the hospital four days later this takes place. the father, the mother and the mother-in-law has to go into hiding the brother has to go into hiding. there's a 10,000-dollar bounty put on his head. that law remains in effect as far as i know. it's still unfair and not a word said in their defense. thank you very much. >> hi jack. i've heard various things about the evening when trayvon visited the convenience store and bought the skittles and maybe other items and i wonder what your investigation turned up in those matters? be this late tribute to the conservative treehouse and this dazzling work done by a fellow who blogs by the name of the weatherman. don't ask me why. i used all their blog names by the way in the course of this but there is a surveillance video
of law. are we really dealing with a situation in which the government has found something that is extraordinarily troubling and has fined or otherwise created some source of fund that the, has to be paid to the government when the government had always, has always the power to force the institution to settle? so again, those are the kinds of issues that i think, the committee thinks cause "the washington post" economist, "the wall street journal" and other news media to be suspicious about what happened here between jpmorgan chase and, and the department of justice and the other government agencies both at the federal and at the state level who were involved in the settlement. now the committee also sees some policy issues here that are quite troubling. one is that, of course, much of the cost that is were imposed on jpmorgan chase came because of things that were done by bear stearns and washington mutual two large financial institutions that they acquired at the behest of the government. now it's possible they might have been able in a contractual arrangement to avoid th
? is there anything to give you optimism that funding in fact could be restored? >> under current law, it won't happen. we need to change. >> let me ask you this. i was entering 1980, 1989. i don't know if you were involved. >> i'm old, yes. [laughter] >> kinross kautsky of the ways and means committee put forward a catastrophic care program. he was very proud of it in the past congress bipartisan vote as i recall. they went home satisfied with what they had done. then something odd happened. people rejected the law that was passed. they rejected it largely because in a similar way of funding around in a way that would be deleterious to their rookie. so then, do you remember what happened this spring after that would >> after they got to build chase them with the umbrella to repeal the law. >> so there is a mechanism by which this problem could be fixed off though if we followed in 1889 repeal it. >> there's no question this is bull. it requires the congress to act the president is dying. >> the people with the umbrellas and we can meet committee. >> no comment. >> i have to address the issue or ask.
believe that it is important to look at contacts. lincoln was all about the rule of law and he understood as someone who had grown up poor, who had only had about a year and a half of schooling and had learned how to read by the light of a fireplace because his family could not afford candles. he understood that it is the rule of law that protects the weak and the average person in them without this it is the predators and the vicious and the powerful. and so he saw what we were fighting over is the very essence of freedom and whether or not that freedom would survive. and he goes to gettysburg, this would have gotten much longer and much bloodier and much more difficult than he could imagine or that anyone expected. everyone thought it was a 30 day to 90 day war. and lincoln is having to explain to the north by is it worth this level of pain. gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the war. three days, an enormous number of casualties on both sides. and in virtually every village in america, there is a family that has lost somebody. and the whole series of presidents. lincoln is going to
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